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    Marilyn Cade Out of the Nomcom and Into...Something | Log in/Create an Account | Top | 14 comments | Search Discussion
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    by KarlAuerbach on Tuesday May 02 2006, @02:33PM (#16746)
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    I'm not sure that this is germaine to the current issue, but don't forget that ICANN called it's election for board members in year 2000 a "selection" rather than an "election" in order to evade a provision of California law that gives rights to those who are voters in corporate "elections" for board seats.

    When ICANN "reformed" and created its nominating committee, it was, at least in my mind (and remember I was on the board when this was adopted) that the provisions to exclude nomcom people from stepping into seats was intended as a general prophalpytic (sp) measure rather than a sieve through which some nomcom members could pass simply by resigning their seats.

    Besides, it does not create a positive image for a nominating committee person to walk around the obvious intent of the rule.

    Moreover, this request for review or ombudsman ought to go to end of the several year long line of complaints about ICANN process; there is no reason why this deserves priority.

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